Deep within, below the surface
Extending beyond the world that is seen
People voice their aches and troubles
Repenting, lamenting, and praying to God
O God, hear the prayers of these struggling people
Fill them with that which renews and restores
Unending grace and continuous mercy bring them
Nearer to you when they dwell in the depths
Depths from whence the psalmist once sang
“I cry to you. O Lord, hear my voice.”
Spirit of God, I pray that prayer too.
De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam.